Snow seems to be a common theme here in Grand Teton National Park. I believe this weekend’s forecast predicted an additional 10 – 15 inches of snow. Fortunately, it is powder snow, making it light and easy to scoop. Still, this is a lot of snow to move.
Via a quick Google search, I was able to find two websites that both reported an average of about 14 feet of snow per year in Moose, WY. I haven’t been able to find information on how much snow has fallen so far this year.
It seems that the road crew gets nothing done but snow removal. On snowy days, they are plowing the roads. On clear days, they are widening out the road shoulders and moving snow piles in the parking lots; making room for more snow. I am impressed with their tenacity and ability to keep up with the snowfall.
My apartment is about 2 ½ miles north of Moose, in Beaver Creek. I feel like I am living in a winter wonderland. Here are a few pictures of the neighborhood.
Multiple park employees have told me this is a mild month compared to last year. During the month of February 2019 alone, they received almost 100 inches of snow. I had actually looked into a job at Snow King Mountain in Jackson to shovel snow that winter. It might be a good thing I did not pursue that position.